Glenn talks with Paul Reiter


Paul Reiter

GLENN: Now, we have Paul Reiter on the phone with us. He is in New York. He's a member of the World Health Organization. He's an expert on infectious diseases. He's a guy, you don't know his name, Paul Reiter most likely but he was one of the guys that was a reviewer for the IPCC report. He didn't agree with the conclusions and he said take my name off, I don't want to be part of the 2500 scientists. He had to threaten litigation and finally they took his name off. Hello? Hi, Paul, how are you, sir?

REITER: Hello there. I can hardly hear you.

GLENN: Paul has never done a talk show in America before. So this is your first exposure. We'll be gentle with you, Paul.

REITER: Could I just make a correction here?

GLENN: Sure.

REITER: I'm not a member of the UN or of the IPCC. I'm the professor at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Now, the event that you talked about happened in '99 for the third assessment report. I was a contributory author and the report writing goes through a series of drafts.

GLENN: Right.

REITER: And the first two drafts, the things that were being said were quite ridiculous and I've pointed out from the science what was wrong with what was being said and as you said, there was no notice taken of it. So I decided to withdraw. And withdrawal was difficult because they said, okay, we accept your resignation. Then I saw the next draft and it had my name on it. So I said, I don't want my name on it. And they said, well, your name goes on it because you've been a part of the process. And I said, well, I don't want my name because I haven't contributed anything. You haven't listened to anything I said. So then it got to be nasty and in the end they dropped my name from the final draft.

GLENN: Paul, have you talked to other scientists that found themselves in the same boat but maybe haven't taken it as far as you have?

REITER: I know that there are -- I don't know the number of them, but this has happened before. There was a very well known case of a hurricane specialist from Florida who was upset -- upset, what shall I say, was very unhappy about his particular field and he withdrew with a public letter and because they had wanted to keep his name on the report.

GLENN: Right.

REITER: And so I believe this happens quite a lot. You also ought to realize that this so-called 2006 of the world's top scientists, to my mind it's not really a good representation. To begin with, it's a United Nations organization and it means that those top scientists have to be selected from the 149 people who have signed the climate change convention or whatever. And that means that you have many people on the author list who are not scientists at all, who have very, very little knowledge of the science. And so in some ways there are many issues that are -- I will only tell you about my field because my field is the mosquito borne or the diseases transmitted by insects. The original reports, particularly in '95 and 2001, were quite ridiculous in many ways. Since then I must say things have improved.

GLENN: Well, I saw the Al Gore movie and they said that the, you know, that malaria will go out of control because of global warming.

REITER: Well, it's far too complicated to explain to you here really, but the -- I saw the movie, too. You probably remember the little animation of the mosquitoes moving up the mountain to Nairobi? Do you remember that?

GLENN: Yes, yes.

REITER: Well, that is one of the ridiculous things that is being bandied about by the global warming people. Let me tell you the details. Nairobi was not, as they say, was not -- the site of Nairobi was not selected because it was a healthy place for Europeans to live. In other words, high enough in the mountains. Nairobi was a camp in the construction of a railroad from Mambasa to Uganda and it was chosen because it was a watering place. Nairobi means the place of peaceful watering, I think, in the Maasai language. And right from the beginning it was really terribly malarious. It was so malarious that the doctors on the project wanted to get Nairobi or get the camp moved somewhere else. And it continued to be malarious. There were five major epidemics of malaria in Nairobi and in Kenya up to 1,000 meters higher than Nairobi. Nairobi's at 1,600 meters. There were some transmission even at 2,500 meters.

GLENN: I hate when that happens.

REITER: So basically it's a complete nonsense and we've pointed -- I've pointed this out to the advisors and Mr. Gore for the last 12 years but they've just hung onto that. This is very typical of many of the issues that we are facing and many of us scientists are frustrated because of this kind of misinformation.

GLENN: Paul, I have to tell you we're short on time and there's two things I want to ask you. The first one is last night I had dinner with a bunch of scientists and I asked them at one point -- one guy's career has just been destroyed and I mean, he almost broke out in tears last night. He was like, you know, I got Nobel Prize winning scientists writing letters saying, what, are you guys crazy? This guy's one of the best guys out there. And he said, my career is over because of my stance. And I said, to the entire table, I said, is there anybody here that in the dead of night has said, you know what, I'm just going to go to the other side because it's just not worth it. Every single one of them said no, and I was surprised by their reason. They all said, because millions of people will die because of these policies, that you look over in Africa in particular. With the policies that Al Gore and the people that are pushing for through things like malaria and just starvation and no electricity, no advancement, people will die because of these policies. Do you agree with that or not?

REITER: Well, I'm not a politician and I'm not really qualified to talk about those impacts, although I have read a little bit about it and certainly there are some very curious -- how should I say -- effects of some of these policies. What I can say is that millions more will not die because it gets warmer in Africa. It's plenty warm enough in Africa for a transmission of malaria in most places. And I might just say to you that the highland malaria issue is quite ridiculous because less than 2% of the African continent is about 2,000 meters anyway.

GLENN: You -- real quick you have to tell the story of the Al Gore book has been -- there's a smaller version of it now for schools in Great Britain.

REITER: Yeah.

GLENN: And there's an issue that you have, a small issue with the mosquito thing?

REITER: Well, there are a lot of issues but the thing that's really amusing, there are two pictures on a page. One is labeled mosquito and it's a wasp. It's a parasitic wasp. It's got its sticker in the wrong end. And the other is labeled a tsetse and it is a tsetse fly. I think it probably hit the windshield of a safari vehicle. It's got two legs missing. Both are very good educational pictures.

GLENN: Very good. If you can't even get the pictures right, I mean, how much of the science is actually right. Thank you very much, Paul, and best of luck to you. I'm glad you got your name off of the report.

REITER: Well, pleasure.

GLENN: Best of luck. By the way, the Czech Republic president is going to be on with us tomorrow and tonight we are going to be live at 7:00 and 9:00. If you've never seen a Glenn Beck program live on television, let me put it this way. The standards and practices people, they sweat, a lot. Join me tonight live, 7:00 and 9:00, Headline Prime.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.